Definition of pet passport in US English:

pet passport

noun

  • A document certifying an animal's identity, health, and vaccination status, enabling it to be taken to and from certain countries without the need for a period of quarantine.

    • ‘Insp McIver said that the introduction of the pet passports scheme in 2004 had facilitated the importation process.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, without a clean bill of health from a vet, no pet passport could be issued.’
    • ‘The Baroness's role includes overseeing the introduction of new pet passports, which require pets to be microchipped and registered.’
    • ‘One-year-old Theo had to spend six months in quarantine kennels to get his pet passport.’
    • ‘During a discussion on the benefits of the pet passport facility, Ford admitted taking his dog everywhere - even back and forth between Europe and the US.’
    • ‘The pet passport scheme allows people who are going abroad to take their pet with them without subjecting the animal to a stressful period of quarantine.’
    • ‘Tomorrow, the eight-year-old Shih Tzu becomes the first Irish dog to fly out, under the EU pet passports scheme.’
    • ‘Find out how pet passports could allow you and your pet to travel more freely.’
    • ‘Joan McArdle has been fighting tooth and nail to be able to bring the family's pet dog to Spain on holiday since EU pet passports became law last July.’
    • ‘A pilot scheme involving the equivalent of pet passports began in February 2000.’
    • ‘For instance, the new UK pet passport is valid only if the animal has an identifying microchip and there are insurance premium benefits.’
    • ‘We have a pet passport for our labrador and are soon to drive through France to Spain and on to Portugal.’
    • ‘The pet passport scheme works smoothly and for Henri the only disadvantage is the necessary veterinary visit and injections which precede each return trip.’
    • ‘The introduction of "pet passports" will allow dogs from all over Europe to compete next year.’
    • ‘She said the pet passport scheme, which allows animals clear of rabies to be brought into Britain, can take up to seven months and cost 1,000 in vet and kennel fees.’
    • ‘Essy has now got her very own pet passport, in case her owners decide to move back to Tenerife, where Mrs Tufft lived 18 months ago.’
    • ‘Pet passports may have made travelling with animals easier in Europe, but they could also result in more problems in humans back home.’
    • ‘Dopey, BT, Minky and Shy all came to Britain under the pet passport scheme and are all friendly natured, fully vaccinated and neutered.’